Arizona Senate to Send Brewer Gay Discrimination Bill

Monday Feb 24, 2014

PHOENIX - The Arizona Senate is expected to send a bill allowing business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to refuse service to gays to Gov. Jan Brewer as early as Monday.

That action will start a five-day clock for the Republican governor to act on a proposed law she herself calls controversial.

The legislation passed last week has triggered a national backlash from supporters of gay rights.

Several Republicans running to replace Brewer have said they would like to see Senate Bill 1062 vetoed. But conservative groups backing the legislation are pushing back and hoping Brewer signs it in to law.

The conservative governor is also feeling pressure from the business community to veto the bill.

Brewer is set to return from governors' association meetings in Washington on Tuesday.

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  • Wayne M., 2014-02-24 21:03:28

    The question is whether or not she stands for equality for all. Regardless of her personal views on homosexuality, if she believes in equality for all, she will veto this bill since it openly allows discrimination and will open the door to similar bills that allow for other forms of discrimination and that can allow religion to be used as an excuse to disregard other laws.

  • GAG'EM, 2014-02-25 00:02:24

    Christianity is a hate crime. But if you believe in it really strongly, then hate is a moral virtue.

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